A star fruit looks very much like a star when you cut them (as shown in the photo), and that is most likely where the western name comes from. In Indonesia, we call this fruit belimbing, which has nothing to do with stars at all. They are great when juiced, often time just by itself, […]
The weather in Jakarta has been pretty crazy lately, heavy downpour in July! no less, alternating with hot and humid weather in between. As a result, a lot of people caught the flu, me and Piti included. So, if you are on the same boat as us, you probably need to eat a lot of […]
I used to make banana and strawberry smoothie (with real strawberries) in the States all the time. It is rather difficult to come by nice fresh strawberries in Jakarta, so I have to make do with using strawberry yoghurt instead which can be found in supermarket at all time. It is not bad at all, […]
Tomatoes and carrots, are they fruits or vegetables? 😀 The honey really helps make this a much drinkable juice, a great way to trick the kids (and adults) to consume more fruits/vegetables.
I love LOVE pisang goreng (fried bananas), and I am sure this is among Indonesian most favorite food. Pisang goreng is popular eaten as snack, breakfast item, or pretty much anytime of the day. It is more traditional to use pisang kepok, but regular banana (like the one in picture) works just as well, so […]
Very tropical, very tasty, and very healthy. This banana and papaya juice is great when your body needs a boost of vitamin C, especially if you are recovering from a cold or something like that. Super easy too since the blender does all the work.
Mango is in season, they smell so nice and so mouthwatering I could not resist buying a couple home from the market 🙂 They are delicious as is, but I decided to make rujak this time. I am using Indramayu mango for this recipe, but I suspect it can be substituted with any variety of […]